Entering the arena: women, politics and twentieth century Britain

22/06/16, 18:00 - 19:30

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Throughout the twentieth century, British women defied the social conventions of their day to seek influence in the political arena. Dr Helen McCarthy tells their story of struggle to stand on the diplomatic stage while Dr Thomas Dixon explores women in politics through the history of emotions.


Speakers:
Dr Helen McCarthy, 
Senior Lecturer in History, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Thomas Dixon, 
Reader in History; Director, Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary University of London 


Chaired by Professor Peter Mandler FBA, Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge


Interested in this event? Find out more about our season on political leadership taking place throughout June 2016.


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